Chris Beale with LAFS's Laila Dickson
AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILM TODAY returned to London as the guest of London Australian Film Society with our latest edition of the best films from Down Under at the Regent Street Cinema on Sunday 27 January 2019. The Regent Street Cinema bills itself as "the birthplace of British cinema." The theatre opened in 1848 and exhibited the first motion picture in the United Kingdom in 1896.
London Australian Film Society presented a double bill for the evening, with the feature film THE FLIP SIDE being introduced by Eddie Izzard, who did a Q&A afterwards, and the final screening of our 2018 shorts program.
The 2019 Audience Award at Australian Short Film Today in London went to THE ELEVEN O’CLOCK, a comedy in which a psychiatrist’s patient thinks he is the psychiatrist.
The Runner Up was ADELE, a drama about a 14-year old African schoolgirl in Australia in an arranged marriage imposed on her by family tradition, followed by KILL OFF, a comedy/drama in which a girl with an intellectual disability forms an unusual friendship with a Sudanese man based on their shared interest in Krump.